The Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado are fierce rivals in the full-size pickup truck segment. They both outshine most competitors thanks to their multiple engine options, high-quality design and off-road capabilities. But which one offers the best combination of features? Let’s jump into the details of each truck in terms of value, power and comfort to see which truck wins this competition.
From the table above we can see the Chevrolet Silverado has a slightly lower Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Even so, the basic trim of the Silverado only offers seating capacity for three passengers, while the Ram 1500 has space for six. If one decides to double the cabin’s area, the price of the Chevrolet rises up to $33,795.
Key Features of the 2020 Ram 1500
Beneath the hood, the basic trim of the Chevrolet Silverado only offers 285 horsepower, while the standard engine on the Ram 1500 delivers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the trim level, the Ram 1500 can be powered by one of three engine options:
5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine (eTorque optional)
3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine
Another highlight of this model is its fuel-efficiency. With the standard mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6, the Ram 1500 earns up to 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. On the other hand, though, the 2020 Silverado is the segment leader when it comes to maximum towing capacity, with a maximum rating of 13,400 pounds.
The 2020 RAM 1500 continues its winning streak when it comes to interior technology. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is the largest-in-class 12-inch touch screen that comes available with the Uconnect® infotainment system. This display features split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and satellite navigation, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.
But the luxury of this truck doesn’t end here. The upper-trim levels exceed all expectations with premium cabin interiors made of leather, wood, and metallic accents. No doubt why the Ram 1500 is named the most luxurious truck in its class.